Breast Health Center
High-Risk Breast Screening and Prevention Clinic
Are you concerned about your risk of breast cancer? Learning more about that risk can be the first step in preventing the disease or catching it at its earliest, most treatable stages.
You don't have to take this step alone. The team in our High-Risk Breast Screening and Prevention Clinic will work with you not only to identify your risk, but also to develop a plan of action to reduce it.
Meet the Team
Our clinical team is made up of a dedicated fellowship trained breast surgeon, medical oncologist, genetic counselor and a physician assistant. The team works together to provide comprehensive care, including education, hereditary breast cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic testing, individualized breast cancer screening and surveillance as well as prevention programs.
Christine Gresik, M.D. Breast Surgery Oncology
Joey Sabatini, MS, PA-C Surgical Oncology
Genetic Testing: If that's your next step, it can often be done the day of your visit. Our staff can help you verifty insurance coverage.
A personalized risk reduction plan can be set up for you, which may include:
- More frequent mammograms and/or additional imaging modalities such as breast MRI
- Medical therapies for risk reduction such as Tamoxifen pills
- Surgical intervention for those at highest risk
You may benefit from an assessment if you have any of the following risk factors. Talk with your doctor about whether a risk assessment would be right for you.
- A personal or family history of breast cancer diagnosed before age 50 on either your mother's or father's side of the family
- A personal or family history of ovarian cancer at any age
- A family history of male breast cancer at any age
- A history of three or more family members on the same side diagnosed with breast cancer
- Chest wall radiation before age 30
- Known BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation(s) in a family member
- Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, together with a personal family history of breast or ovarian cancer
- Breast and ovarian cancer
- Ovarian cancer (any age)
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Joey Sabatini, PA-C, at the Elmhurst Center for Cancer Care at (331) 221-5900.
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